Family of Elm man thank doctors with £1,140 donation and poem written 20 years ago

Patricia Hagerty presenting a poem to nurse Verity Connolly. PHOTO: Victoria Fear.

Patricia Hagerty presenting a poem to nurse Verity Connolly. PHOTO: Victoria Fear. - Credit: Archant

The family of a popular man from Elm has donated more than £1,000 to thank doctors and nurses at two hospitals.

Lighting surveyor Mark Hagerty, 58, had been treated at The Queen Elizabeth and North Cambs Hospitals before losing his battle with cancer in November last year.

His wife Patricia and their sons Ben and Mitchell have raised £1,140 to be divided between the two hospitals’ cancer centres after receiving donations at Mr Hagerty’s funeral service.

Mrs Hagerty also presented the hospital with a copy of The Wave, a poem written by her husband more than 20 years ago.

She said: “Mark was inspired to write this poem when he was surfing and it was published in a book.


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“I wanted to donate a copy of the poem to both hospitals as Mark was treated at both and the staff were lovely to him.

“I am going to raise even more money by completing the Race for Life and the Colour Run.”

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Mrs Hagerty, who runs with her dogs Roxy and Dotty, presented a copy of the poem to nurse Verity Connolly.

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